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Republicans Shut Out in New Era of "Bipartisanship"

Speaking as someone who remembers watching mistreatment of Republicans on various Senate committees via C-SPAN back in the early 90's, I can comfortably say that this does not surprise me in the least. Whenever Democrats have held the reigns of power in Congress, the GOP has consistently been shut out from exercising any power in that body; yet time and time again, when we Republicans get the majority, we are deluded into trying to "reach out" across the aisle, forcing us to compromise our beliefs—despite the fact that Republicans are never treated any better by the press as a result.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the New Unitary Bipartisanship, courtesy Human Events (with thanks to Tim Boyer):—

Republicans have caught the Democrats in a midnight “stimulus” power play that seeks to cut Republican conferees out of the House-Senate negotiations to resolve a final version of the Obama “stimulus” package. Staff members from the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) met last night to put together the “stimulus” conference report.

They intend to attempt to shove this $1.3 trillion spending bill through in the dead of the night without Republican input so floor action can take place in both chambers on Thursday.

I spoke with House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) moments ago about this latest version of Democratic “bipartisanship.” Pence told me, “I think the American people deserve to know that legislation that would comprise an amount equal to the entire discretionary budget of the United States of America is being crafted without a single House Republican in the room.”

Bipartisanship is, as always, a one-way street.

Welcome to one-Party Rule, comrades.



#1 captainfish 12-Feb-2009
you have to realize that the Republicans lost. Is there a law that demands the majority get full approval from the minority? Was there really any expectation that the socialists would really work with Republicans when they don't even need the Republicans in order to push through their socialistic nationalization agenda?

People in America voted this lot in. They even voted in the spineless Repubs in the House and Senate. THIS IS what we get. This IS what the socialists have been planning for the last several decades: the slow degeneration of our society and our educational system to the point that we would react like this when we are told that a bill is a "stimulus" when in fact is is a return of USSR and new China policies.

I actually have no problem with this because I expected it. Did anyone really expect that the socialists would do what they promise? Be open? Be bipartisan? Hell, Pelosi even admitted as such. And Reid has never been one to be nice.

My problem is with the Repubs. In that they keep trying to play nice, and trying to play inside the same ballfield as the socialists. Just walk away people!!! If you don't like the bill, fight against it, or walk away. Don't try and make it a "bipartisan" bill when it is anti-American at its core.

The time will come, real soon when the real conservatives are back in power in Congress. We MUST act just like them if we are ever going to have a hope of saving this country. Or, recovering this country. It will be a fight, and it will be tough go with the media all over us like the vicious dogs that they are. But we must.
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